Faculty and Staff Awards

University of Hawai‘i System Level Awards

UH Board of Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching

Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Willard Wilson Award for Distinguished Service to the University

  • Contact person: Janelle Murakawa, Office of the President, (808) 956-8207.
  • Recipient receives a Regents' medal, a $1,000 award, and recognition at an awards ceremony.
  • Recognizes exemplary service to the university by a UH employee in any occupational classification. This system-level award was established by the Board of Regents to honor the long-time UH employee and Board Secretary Willard Wilson.
  • Prior recipients of the Willard Wilson Award.

President’s Award for Excellence in Building and Grounds Maintenance

UH Hilo Annual Campus Level Awards

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

  • Awarded annually.
  • Campus-level award; Chancellor's award; established by Kormondy endowment.
  • Contact person: Jenny Wakida, Secretary to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
  • Presented at Spring Commencement.
  • Honors excellence in teaching by a lecturer or instructor. Recognizes recipients for their teaching effectiveness, personal values beneficial to students, effectiveness as an academic advisor and subject mastery and creativity.

Koichi and Taniyo Taniguchi Award for Excellence and Innovation

Nominations for this award are now being accepted. Nomination deadline is March 21, 2014. Click here for nomination information and form.

  • Awarded annually.
  • Campus-level award.
  • Contact person: Gail Makuakāne-Lundin, Interim Executive Assistant to the Chancellor.
  • Presented at UH Hilo’s Awards and Recognition Celebration.
  • Recognizes creativity in teaching, scholarship and artistic production at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo. 

Prior recipients of UH Hilo Annual Campus Level Awards.

UH Hilo Biennial Campus Level Awards

Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities

  • Awarded biennially (odd-numbered years in the spring).
  • Campus-level award; Chancellor’s award; established by Kormondy endowment).
  • Contact person: Gail Makuakāne-Lundin, Interim Executive Assistant to the Chancellor.
  • Presented at UH Hilo’s Awards and Recognition Celebration.
  • Honors outstanding achievement in scholarly and/or creative endeavors, including publication of well-reviewed books, publication in refereed journals, or performances or exhibitions at the state or national levels at the University of Hawai‘i.

Outstanding University Support Employee Award

  • Awarded biennially (odd-numbered years in the spring).
  • Campus-level award (“Chancellor’s award”).
  • Contact person: Gail Makuakāne-Lundin, Interim Executive Assistant to the Chancellor.
  • Presented at UH Hilo’s Awards and Recognition Celebration.
  • Presented to a university support service employee who has made significant contributions to the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo. 

Professional Staff Award

  • Awarded biennially (odd-numbered years in the spring).
  • Campus-level award; Chancellor’s award; established by Kormondy endowment.
  • Contact person: Gail Makuakāne-Lundin, Interim Executive Assistant to the Chancellor.
  • Presented at UH Hilo’s Awards and Recognition Celebration.
  • Presented to a faculty/professional staff member who has made major professional contributions to his/her unit and to the university as a whole, and has made a positive impact on the welfare of students and colleagues at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo.

Excellence in Building & Grounds Maintenance Award

Nominations for this award are now being accepted. Nomination deadline is March 21, 2014. Click here for nomination information and form.

  • Awarded biennially (even-numbered years in the spring).
  • Campus-level award; Chancellor’s award.
  • Contact person: Gail Makuakāne-Lundin, Interim Executive Assistant to the Chancellor.
  • Presented at UH Hilo’s Awards and Recognition Celebration.
  • Presented to a building or ground maintenance employee who has made significant contributions to the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo.

Excellence in Service Award

Nominations for this award are now being accepted. Nomination deadline is March 21, 2014. Click here for nomination information and form.

  • Awarded biennially (even-numbered years in the spring).
  • Campus-level award; Chancellor’s award; established by Kormondy endowment.
  • Contact person: Gail Makuakāne-Lundin, Interim Executive Assistant to the Chancellor.
  • Presented at UH Hilo’s Awards and Recognition Celebration.
  • Presented to a UH Hilo tenure-track or full-time BOR-classified professional staff member who provides service related professional skills to the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo and their community.

Pūlama ‘Ike Award

Nominations for this award are now being accepted. Nomination deadline is March 21, 2014. Click here for nomination information and form.

  • Awarded biennially (even-numbered years in the spring).
  • Campus-level award; Chancellor’s award.
  • Contact person: Gail Makuakāne-Lundin, Interim Executive Assistant to the Chancellor.
  • Presented at UH Hilo’s Awards and Recognition Celebration.
  • Presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to developing and promoting the mission and spirit of the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo.

Distinguished Service Award for Improving Student Life

Nominations for this award are now being accepted. Nomination deadline is March 21, 2014. Click here for nomination information and form.

  • Awarded biennially (even-numbered years in the spring).
  • Campus-level award; Chancellor’s award.
  • Contact person: Gail Makuakāne-Lundin, Interim Executive Assistant to the Chancellor.
  • Presented at UH Hilo’s Awards and Recognition Celebration.
  • Presented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to student life beyond the boundaries of their official responsibilities at the University of Hawai‘i.

Prior recipients of UH Hilo Biennial Campus Level Awards.